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Andreas Schwier andreas.schwier.ml at cardcontact.de
Thu Mar 12 17:13:52 CET 2015

On 03/12/2015 04:51 PM, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> For many users, smart cards are a good idea.  (I've got one myself.)
> But for just as many users, smart cards are inconvenient and overkill.
> Frankly, they have awful usability, just terrible.  When I receive an
> email message encrypted to my smart card key, finding the smart card is
> easy -- it's in my wallet -- but finding the smart card *reader* is the
> sort of thing that leads me to crazed conspiracy theories.  Is the
> reader attached to my laptop?  Did I leave it at the office?  Did I kick
> it under the sofa?  Did the space aliens from Zarbnulax take it?
There are USB-Sticks with an embedded smart card controller that take
away the burden to find a working card reader (which _is_ a real pain).
The one we use has a standard CCID interface that works without driver
installation on the majority of operating systems.


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